“It’s been a long road getting from there to here…”
We haven’t made it to the end of that road just yet, but we have just passed a major milestone. CBS Television Studios issued a press release confirming that ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ officially commenced production last week in Toronto. This is welcome news, to say the least, after months of delays and speculation. Of course, that’s not the only reason for fans to celebrate. After all, this marks the first time a ‘Star Trek’ series has been in active production since the cancellation of ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ back in 2005.
Today’s announcement was made in the form of a video included with the CBS press release. The minute-long video begins with an overview of the franchise’s fifty-year history before turning its attention to the future represented by ‘Discovery’. In addition to the announcement itself, the video presents a number of teases, including a shot of the Captain’s chair, what appears to be a brief glimpse of a new Starfleet uniform, and the reveal of a new logo for the series. The announcement video is included below:
Set roughly a decade before the original series, the first season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will follow a thirteen episode arc as plotted by former showrunner Bryan Fuller. Though details remain scarce, Fuller has stated that the season-long arc will deal with “and event in ‘Star Trek’ history that’s been talked about but never been explored”.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is currently scheduled to premiere later this year on the CBS All Access streaming service, though a specific date has yet to be announced. The series’ confirmed cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, James Frain, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Chris Obi, and Mary Chieffo.
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